Fez: A City of Wonders! ALC Fes Student Voice

Fez: A City of Wonders by Nada Drissi El Bougaidi in Intermediate 1

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Known as Morocco’s cultural and historical capital, Fez is a city of treasures and a mixture of old and new.
Famous throughout almost the whole world, Fez is known for its beautiful historic monuments and its traditional industries. It’s therefore not surprising to find some of the finest museums in Morocco right here in Fez. Fez is a recommended place to visit during a trip to Morocco.
The smells, the beauty, the confusion, and the colors are all around as you seem to stumble from narrow alley to narrow alley in the souks. Don’t hesitate to get lost in the Old Medina at any time of the day. You’ll discover unexpected places, and in the end, you’ll be amazed and delighted to see how beautiful this spiritual city is.
This intellectual city has many ancient buildings as well, such as the Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts, which is a fascinating museum, and Al-Quarawiyyin University, which has been named the oldest university in the world, so it’s definitely worth a visit. And also, if you come to Fez, visit a traditional hammam. It’s a truly refreshing experience.
Furthermore, Moroccan cuisine is considered to be one of the greatest cuisines on the planet, and Fez has retained the prestige of Moroccan cooking for special occasions, so don’t leave Fez without trying tagine and b’stilla.
Moreover, Faissis are so kind, generous, and open-minded. You can find in this breathtaking city many people who live together peacefully and happily.
And, besides all these things, the modern part of Fez, also called the New City, is of no great interest to tourists. This part of the city looks like any conventional city with its large shopping malls, but, in reality, the hotels in The New City are cheaper than those situated in the Old Medina. Fortunately, there will be a call to prayer five times a day from the hundreds of mosques. At first, I’m sure you will find it weird, but soon, you will think how great it is to have a reminder of God five times a day, no matter what your religion is.
Finally, there isn’t too much traffic, even though Fez is the second-largest city in Morocco. The Old Medina can only be traversed on foot. Vehicles are prohibited, and only donkeys and handcarts are used to transport goods. It’s better for the environment, too!
In conclusion, my city is a place full of history and life. So, come to explore our lifestyle, attractions, and many other things. Surely, you won’t be disappointed.

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